Because the health needs of a community change over time.

Every three years, Transylvania Public Health works with partners throughout the county to conduct a Community Health Assessment (CHA). This process includes collecting information about current issues that affect health throughout the county from various published data sources as well as interviews with county residents and key community leaders. Then we work with the community to select the county’s top health priorities where we will focus improvement efforts during the next three years.

2018 Community Health Assessment (CHA)

2018 CHA Executive Summary

2018 CHA Overview Handout

The final phase of the CHA process is developing a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) to identify measures, determine what actions we will undertake to improve that outcome.

• 2018 Community Health Improvement Plan (coming in September 2019)

During the second and third years of the process, we produce a State of the County Health (SOTCH) report, which details the progress made in the past year on implementing the CHIP action plans and improving our priority health outcomes.